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Cheap parcel delivery – Packaging of goods is very important

October 13, 2010

With so many courier companies operating in the UK, sending a shipment of goods to any location has become easy. With increased competition, cheap parcel delivery is no longer a distant dream.

Cheap parcel delivery is beneficial when you want to send bulk goods frequently. However, although you get the benefit of reduced shipping costs, you should also ensure you pack the goods correctly. If they are not packed properly, the goods could be lost or damaged in transit.

Sturdy cardboard

Before packing your goods, ensure that you have selected the right packaging material. Sturdy, corrugated cardboard is the best material you can use for these goods. You can use the cardboard to pack any sized items. If you are sending a glass item or any other item that can easily break, you should use a strong box, no matter what the size of the item is. The box can provide the right amount of cushioning to the fragile item.

Bubble wrap

The most suited packaging material for different types of goods is bubble wrap. You can simply wrap it around the item or stuff it inside the box. This provides additional protection to the item. When packing you should make sure that the item placed inside the box does not touch the corners of the box in any way. If it touches the box, there is the possibility that the item may be damaged.

Apart from bubble wrap and cardboard, you can use many other things like tissue paper or packing chips. Marking the package indicating the position and the physical property of the item also helps to avoid damage.

Posted in Packaging Tips — Source: Angela Thompson
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